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187th EDITION: March 19, 2021

From the Desk of Mr. Brad Williams

High school is a time of experiences that contribute to the foundation of our youth as they engage in their pathway toward adulthood. At Marian Central, we are honored to contribute to that experience through education, mentorship, scholarship, athletics, and enrichment of the Catholic faith. Underscoring these experiences is the memories, friendships, relationships, and rites of passage associated with one’s time in high school.


This class of 2020-2021 has made meaningful sacrifices in terms of their high school experience. In this consideration, we are tremendously excited and grateful to welcome all the seniors back in the building on April 6th. The past twelve months have been challenging for many people and in different ways. As a Catholic institution, our heart and compassion are of course shared with everyone. As an educational institution, we have specific connections with and attention towards our students and families. In that regard, we recognize the specific effects on the class of 2020-2021. We hope this upcoming return to school will be an experience that our students can look forward to with excitement and optimism.


Of course, we want all the students back in the building as soon as possible. We are working on plans to implement that transition as soon as the conditions permit. In the meantime, we hope the staff, faculty, administration, students and parents in the Marian community will join us in a feeling of celebration as we approach full, daily, in-school attendance of our senior class.


The spring weather is melting the snow and bringing out the sun. While the time change can lead to a sense of disequilibrium, I must admit it is nice to have that extra hour of sunlight in the evenings. It has been a joy to watch our student-athletes engage in competition these past few weeks and I am excited for the upcoming extra-curricular events. Cities and states around the country are modifying their mitigations in a way that feels positive. Because of all this, I am optimistic. The optimism centers on the direction of our school and our community which leads me to look forward with a strong sense of positivity. I hope that our Marian community feels the same way and we can all rally around a sense of hopefulness moving forward.


Mr. Brad Williams

Mentor Program

Current Sophomores and Juniors - Are you interested in becoming a Mentor? For details, click here: Mentor Application Information. Applications are due on Google Classroom (code m5m77av) no later than 5pm on Friday, April 16th.

Bass Fishing is Back

Students interested in Bass Fishing should sign up on 8 to 18 as soon as possible: https://mariancc.8to18.com/accounts/login.


Our first meeting will be next Tuesday, March 23rd at 4:00 PM. Please bring your fishing gear and meet in the Jock Lot. We will discuss our season and then go fishing.

Email Coach David Widzisz if you have any questions: dwidzisz@sbcglobal.net.

Boys Tennis Coach Needed

Marian Central is looking for a boys' tennis coach for the upcoming season. If you or someone you know may be interested, please fill out an application which can be found on the Marian Central website - https://www.marian.com/about/employment-opportunities/

Tuition

Final tuition payments for the 2020-21 school year are due April 1st. Payments can be made online or be sent to the office. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Murwin at pmurwin@marian.com.

Virtual Car Race - Win Prizes Weekly!

Congratulations to our three winners from our second Virtual Car Race! Check out the new raffle items that have been added for next Monday’s race at marianrace.givesmart.com. For updates on prizes, races, and winners, join "Hurricanes, start your engines" Facebook group here.

Paint & Sip - Save the Date

Details to come soon about our upcoming Paint & Sip event, Sunday, April 11th at 2:00 pm.

Next Week's College Visits

All juniors and seniors may attend these virtual visits. Students must receive permission from their teachers to attend each visit and must sign up for all visits in SCOIR. Students learning remotely on the day(s) of any visits will be sent links to access the presentations through their Marian Central email accounts.


Monday 3/22: Western Illinois University-3rd Period, St. Olaf College-9th Period

Tuesday 3/23: University of Dayton-3rd Period

Wednesday 3/24: St. Norbert College-2nd Period, Quincy University-3rd Period

Friday 3/26: University of St. Thomas-3rd Period

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